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Light

by David Burnie
 

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of light.

Superb full-color photography of original equipment, intricate scientific instruments, revealing experiments, and 3-D models offers a unique view to the incredible discoveries that have transformed our world.

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of light.

Superb full-color photography of original equipment, intricate scientific instruments, revealing experiments, and 3-D models offers a unique view to the incredible discoveries that have transformed our world.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-- This series uses the familiar ``Eyewitness'' format to trace scientific developments and discoveries. Arrangement is roughly chronological, with douboned illustrations and photos on each spread, a wealth of information is provided, ranging from explanations of processes to historical tidbits and trivia. Descriptions of solar cells and interference colors ( Light) and the telegraphle-page treatments focusing on general areas of interest. Light covers such topics as shadows, refraction, lasers, and holograms, while Electriticy includes conduction, magnetism, communication, and more. With six to eight captiic receiver (Electricity) are brief, but clear and concise. Despite these strengths, the format limits the books' usefulness. Readers with little background will be overwhelmed by the deluge of information. Solid explanations of electricity and light are there, but it is hard to follow them systematically with all of the sidebars and related factual fragments. Photographs are of excellent quality and are effective in illustrating the concepts discussed, but many require prior knowledge to understand and appreciate them. Although they cannot match the broad appeal of McCarthy & Arnold's Reptile (1991) or the Natural History Museum staff's Rocks & Minerals (1988, both Knopf), these titles will be useful and attractive supplements to science collections. --Steven Engelfried, Alameda County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789448859
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
!st American Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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